“Fly Into Zurich or Geneva”: Roger Federer Provides an Idea To Plan a Perfect Trip to Switzerland

Published 05/09/2021, 6:43 AM EDT
Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates victory following his Men’s Singles third round match against Lucas Pouille of France during Day six of The Championships – Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 06, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)


Former World No. 1 Roger Federer has become the newly appointed ambassador for Swiss tourism. To kick off his new role, he shot commercials involving well-known personalities like Robert De Niro. 

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Recently, Roger Federer provided fans and people worldwide an idea to plan an ideal trip to Switzerland. He indicated that people should first land in either Geneva or Zurich. The best possible time to visit the scenic country is during the summers. During that time of the year, individuals can roam around freely as it is not highly cold. 

Roger Federer (SUI) during the French Open Tennis at Stade Roland-Garros, Paris. (Credit: Jon Bromley | MI News) (Photo by MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The Swiss ace mentioned in detail and stated, “Fly into Zurich or Geneva and go from there. In the summer, I think you would want to visit Lucerne and Interlaken and maybe visit Jungfrau, Basel, Zurich, Bern, the capital — its inner city is also really beautiful. We also have some incredible museums in Switzerland.

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“The Foundation Beyeler art museum is great. I grew up visiting the Tinguely Museum, which is very interesting.”

Roger Federer hands tips to plan an ideal holiday

Federer speaks about the variety of cultural festivals that take place in Basel, like jazz music festivals and film festivals. One can visit Lucerne, which is a decent place to go around with children and visit museums, and one can see old trams, planes, around too. 

Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a forehand during his Men’s Singles fourth round match against Marton Fucsovics of Hungary on day seven of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

The 39-year-old further added, “In Lucerne, there is the Swiss Museum of Transport, which is still my favorite place to take my children. It’s a wonderful place where you can see old trams, trains, planes, cars, bikes, you name it. Of course, we also have a huge festival culture in Switzerland. There’s Fasnacht, a Lenten carnival in Basel, in March, and we have all these jazz and film festivals.”

All in all, Federer is certainly enjoying his new role outside of tennis as he promotes his beloved and beautiful country. With the fan-following he commands and the charm he exudes, Federer’s appointment is sure to spike the tourism in Switzerland.

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Moving on to tennis, the veteran is expected to feature at the ATP 250 event in Geneva. It will be a perfect warm-up tournament as the French Open begins soon after. He made his return on Tour at the event in Doha earlier this year. He will be returning after a brief period and all eyes will be on the Swiss ace and his performances in the upcoming events.

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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